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Eastern Michigan favored by 5 against Northern Illinois on Saturday

Northern Illinois HuskiesEastern Michigan Eagles
Jan 26, 2:00 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois on Saturday, with the host Eagles trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Eagles are 9-10 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 4-13 and 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Michigan go 8-4 and the Huskies go 4-10 on the totals.

View Northern Illinois vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Eastern Michigan Eagles as 5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Huskies odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Eastern Michigan is rated No. 183 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Illinois is at No. 299. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 57-52 win for the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 219 in NCAA Division 1 with 34 per game. That compares with Eastern Michigan’s No. 224 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Michigan is college basketball's No. 287-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 312 with 4.6 per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 178-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 312 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois was a 74-61 winner in its last match on the road against Central Michigan. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois got 23 points from Abdel Nader en route to a 74-61 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 63-59 loser as they battled Western Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Daylen Harrison scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 63-59 to Western Michigan at University Arena on Wednesday).

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Kent State are 2-8
After playing Central Michigan are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Ohio are 2-8
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Huskies at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games when playing Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Eastern Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Kent State, Wednesday, January 30
Eastern Michigan at Ohio, Wednesday, January 30